Christmas can be a difficult time for people in recovery who may be forming new traditions and sharing it with people they've recently met on similar journeys through drug and alcohol services.
It is still a time to celebrate, support each other and share Christmas cheer with people we have around us, which is the aim of Phoenix's Recovery at Christmas campaign this year. In the run up to Christmas, someone in recovery will share their festive thoughts and wish everyone a merry Christmas.
Below is video from our Essex Support, Advice and Mentoring service, who give their advice on how to enjoy the Christmas celebrations.
Find out what else we've got in store for Phoenix's Recovery at Christmas campaign here.